Whenever a conundrum involving accessories knock one’s door, the bag has always been the go-to friend and also, the safest option. With minimalistic designs on the rise and the need for a modest yet chic aesthetic look, we are always on the search trail for a brand that ages gracefully and matches with all of our styles and outfits.
Bringing the guides of opulence - comfort, convenience and style, Louis Vuitton probably has the guide to what the dynamic, 21st-century brigade secretly wishes for. Offering a range of luxury handbags that are simple yet contemporary and with no strict ‘shines and blings’, they are your comrades that would almost complement your entire wardrobe. Their Capucines Collection launched back in 2013 has soared into a great height, making the brand reimagine the bags in all possible iterations. The latest capsule collection, called the Artycapucines Collection involves six new contemporary designers to reinvent the iconic collection. Owing to their previous collaborations with renowned artists such as Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, it now includes artists – Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self and Jonas Wood. Each artist has taken this classic silhouette and created a bag that is distinct to their artistic vision.
The Crimson-hued Capucines by Sam Falls features weaving touch. The brightly coloured floral accompanied bags also manifest a high-definition printing and hand embroidery. Designed in a jacquard weave, this classic bag stages a natural affair of elegance and opulence, accompanied by the iconic LV signature and handle rings.
Laden in perfect white, a teasing twist of additions that involves fruits and vegetables can easily catch your glance. Urs Fischer has added some funny yet eloquent charms to the bag, that could be held responsible change to moods and moments with, of course, the gold ‘LV’ icon on the front.
Taking the blank canvas and infusing it with the innovation of today's art scene, the patchwork involving blue petals by Nicholas Hlobo works as a standout against the smooth dark background, creating a contrasting look and a noteworthy work of hybrid art.
If spilling of too many vivid colours on a bag seems like a wrong affair, Alex Israel’s numerously hued design have the ability to swoon and charm the audience. A reflection of a more pop art register, the lustrous waves emerging from the bag can grab all the attention.
American artist Tschabalala Self painted an ocean blue affair with meticulous and intricate design language executed on the Capucines bag. She also deconstructed the Louis Vuitton Monogram, crafting it back together in a patchwork to create a compelling dialogue.
Jonas Wood created a plant-like embroidered running in vintage tones of black and white with a sudden splash of rose-pink hue on the LV monogram. Inspired by his paintings, he created a dominant motif running all throughout the leather to create a rich, tactile texture.
Standing tall in the long sea of handbag brands, Louis Vuitton knows how to unveil its hidden corals that make this brand an exquisite epitome of luxury and minimalism. Being at the pinnacle for promoting longevity in fashion as opposed to succumbing to trend-based low-quality bags that barely last a season, these versatile capsule collections are on a rampage to be labelled as an evergreen.
Story by: Tejashee Kashyap - Intern at L'officiel India